Loop Game Directions

How to prepare the materials.
  1. Print a copy of the game per each small group of players, so that every player receives approximately 4-8 cards (A deck of 12 cards should be played by a group of 2 or 3 players; 20 cards by a group of 3 or 4 players; 30 cards, by a group of 4 or 5 players.)
  2. Cut out each deck using the cut marks that define the four edges and rows and columns between the cards.
  3. Print one answer key per group.
  4. Package each cut out deck, with the title card on top, in an envelope, plastic bag, etc. Include one answer key with each packaged game.
How to play the game.
  1. The dealer removes the deck from the plastic bag or envelope, leaving the answer key within. She places the title card in the middle of the table.
  2. The dealer shuffles the cards.
  3. The dealer deals the cards in a circle until every member of the small group has about 4-8 cards and all of the cards are dealt.
  4. The person to the right of the dealer starts the game by asking a question from the bottom half of any one of their cards (“Who has…). After asking the question, they place the card on the table where everyone can see it. This is the first card in the loop that is about to emerge.
  5. Every member in the group, including the person who asks the question, examines the answer on the top half of each card. The player who thinks they have the correct answer, states the possible answer aloud (“I have…).
  6. Every group member listens carefully to determine if the answer that was read is the best answer in the deck, as several answers may be “reasonable.”
  7. When the group determines that the correct answer was read, that answer is placed below the question in a domino-like fashion, making sure that the question and answer on each card is visible. This is the second card in the emerging loop.
  8. The player that placed down the second card reads the question on the bottom of the card that they just placed on the table. (Who has…)
  9. Every member in the group, including the person who asks the question, examines the answer on the top half of each card. The player who thinks they have the correct answer, states the possible answer (“I have…).
  10. The game continues as questions are answered and a loop emerges in the center of the table. If the last question is answered by the first answer that was set on the table, then the group successfully looped. Congratulations!
  11. If the last question is not answered by the first answer that was set on the table, the group must go back through every card until errors are corrected and the deck forms a loop.
  12. The answer key can be used to confirm that the loop was completed correctly.



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